Sunday, September 18, 2011

Class Warfare And Unintended Consequences

The Barry Buffett Rule and the unintended consequences...
Market Selloff Imminent?

In his increasingly desperate attempts to pander to a population that has by now entirely given up on the hope, and barely has any change left, Obama is going for broke (or technically the reverse) by setting the class warfare bar just that little bit higher.
Read it all. Please.
It makes perfect sense...
Yet what is lost in this ridiculous proposal are the unintended consequences, which always follow idiotic decisions arising out of central planning, number one of which would be a market crash as those who have paper gains since the market lows of 2009, scramble to lock in the old capital gains tax rate of 15% instead of holding on to paper profits that could end up being as high as 35% (or more): an event that would cut actual income by over 25% should one wait to cash out!
H/T DailyPundit


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Funny you should mention Buffet. He's center stage at Woodsterman.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

"They cannot see the forest for the trees"

That line best describes 'unintended consequences'.

Both the trees and consequences are there and real but people refuse to see either even though they are as obvious as can be.

Ron Russell said...

Class warfare has always been a tool of the left--greatest example was the Russian Revolution and look what that got them.